Swindon Zine Fest 2018

Saturday at 13:00–17:00
Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square, SN1 5BP Swindon

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Swindon will have its first zinefest on the 18th of August this year!

A zine (/’zi?n/ zeen; an abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier.

We’ll be running workshops on various zine related activities, and hosting a wide range of stall holders selling zines, small press, comics and illustrations


Sophie Sherwood will be running a sun printing workshop, where you can create your own prints using solar activated paper. (Material cost donations)

Tessa Goodfellow will be running a ‘Self-publish your Photozine’ workshop where she asks that you ‘bring 6 – 10 images around the theme of ‘HOME’ that we can discuss how these might represent a feeling or tell a story. These can be phone images or physical photos. We will then define an aesthetic and explore the most practical route for them in order to create a zine.’ (Pay What You Can)

Vampire Sushi Distro will be running a make your own zine workshop.

For the full list of zine makers, small press, illustrators and comic book makers who will be exhibiting their work at Swindon Zine Fest, you can check out the posts on the Swindon Zine Fest pages (twitter / facebook / instagram) or click through to our website here.

PROCESS! at Somerset House (we’re there on SUNDAY)

we’ll be at PROCESS! at somerset house THIS SUNDAY 22nd July. (just sunday, sadly we’re only there on sunday)

PROCESS at Somerset House

21 – 22 Jul 2018
Saturday 11.00-20.00
Sunday 11.00-17.00
River Rooms
& Lancaster Rooms


Somerset House & Somerset House Studios residents OOMK, present PROCESS!, a two day festival celebrating independent media & making, bringing together established & emerging designers, artists, activists & publishers to explore, interrogate & share approaches to creative & collaborative process. In the context of high speed media & access to infinite information, how do we create time, space & approaches that can enable us to process the social & political climate & create new media and outputs?

This unique weekend, includes 80 zine fair exhibitors, 5 talks, 4 workshops 2 live demo documentations, a zine library commission & communal call out open to all. Each strand will highlight different processes behind organising, designing & publishing, whilst consciously considering developments in interdependent industry, digital reach & opportunities for international relations & all round participation.

PLEASE NOTE: Each ticket enables you to attend PROCESS! for up to three hours and will give you access to the events taking place during your three hour session on a first come first served basis.

Please be aware that some artworks and opinions expressed may not be suitable for all visitors.



PROCESS! Daily Zine Fair Exhibitors

Meet the makers, browse and buy into independent publications from artists, studios, collectives presses and distributers.


Tender Hands Press / Publication Studio London / Beat / Book Works / Shy Radicals / Cool Schmool Zines / Rope Press / Erin Aniker & We Are Here / Mark Pawson / Brigid Elva / Rachel Littlewood / Accumulate / LCBA A6 Books / Chateau International / Variant Space / Black Eye Press / Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives / Evelyn Wangui / Jacob V Joyce / Simon Moreton / Stanley Miller & His Dad / Lunchtime For Wild Youth / BFR Mag / Blue Magazine / Bathysphere Editions / Syrup Mag / Slug Ink Press / Independents United / Soofiya / Hidden Eggs / Chanced Arm / Baguette Trousers / Spud Collective / SEED Editions / Oppose / OOMK / Rabbits Road Press.


Typical Girls / Polyester / Studio Operative / Protest Press / Pen Fight Distro / Skin Deep / Khidr Collective / Jumbo Press / Common Books / ZZZ / Pause / Ariel Finch / Best Practice / YellowZine / Plantain Papers / Aleesha Nandhra / Cat Sims / Gareth Brookes / Aisyah Rais / Sula Collective / Illustrated Self / Consented / Cheer Up Love / Dream Nails / Vampire Sushi Distro / Less Than Five Hundred Press / Obsession Collective / Hook Magazine / Token Magazine / Subject / South Bedfordshire Pictorial / Vagina Denta Zine / Filler Zine / Dead Trees & Dye / Waldren Press / Editorial Facsimile / OOMK / Rabbits Road Press.


i don’t even know where to start with this update post. it’s taken me far too long to add the new stuff we got at northwest zine fest two months ago. i’m sorry it’s been an exhausting and sweaty two months. and i wanted to make everything look nice or whatever. but yes, everything is updated and we have a slightly new look (new product photo background, and banner i actually changed 2 months ago but shhhh)

NEW IN STOCK = deadname #1, here in my head #18, jellyfish out of hell #1, my life in pictures, out in the sticks #1, reboundary.

BACK IN STOCK = hard femme #4, light light speed #1, move under yr own power #1, never kill a boy on the first date #1, scorpio moon #4, sonorus #3, sonorus #4, sonorus #5, thanks for your concern but that’s just my face, the common cold, versions of violence, working class queers.

in other news, we have another ZINE WORK SHOP AT INTRA TOMORROW (SUNDAY 8th), you are still 100% welcome to join at short notice. the more the merrier. there’s more information at an earlier blog post, as usual.

AND in more news, HAPPY INTERNATIONAL ZINE MONTH EVERYONE! and as usual there are a list of activities you can do each day, as usual. (i know we’ve missed a few by now but there’s no rules, you can pick and choose what you do and you can even do them in whatever order you want!) conveniently today is DISTRO APPRECIATION DAY! so why not appreciate vampire sushi and order some zines from us *wink wink nudge* keep an eye out for our twitter and maybe instagram for our IZM celebrations. i’m sure we’ll manage some? oh yeah and we are doing 18% off all orders with the code IZM18

and the same again in text form in case that is more accessible to you xxx

JULY 1 – CanaZine Day! Buy, read, or share zines from Canada for Canada Day!

JULY 2 – Zine Rewind! Re-read your favorite zines and remind yourself why you fell in love with them in the first place.

JULY 3 – Teach a friend or family member about zines or even a stranger!

JULY 4 – AmeriZine Day! Explore marginalized voices in America. Buy, share, and read zines about racial justice and zines written by people of color.

JULY 5 – Review a zine online or write a review to share in your own zine.

JULY 6 – Zine Pride Day! Explore LGBTQIA zines! Buy, share, and read zines by people of marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities. Check out the Queer Zine Archive Project!

JULY 7 – Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order zines from a distro to get yourself some reading material for IZM2018

JULY 8 – Cook with a recipe you found in a zine!

JULY 9 – Write a letter to a zine penpal

JULY 10 – Write a letter to a zine maker you don’t know

JULY 11- International Zine Day! Buy, share, or read zines from a country different than your own

JULY 12 – ZineWiki Day! Add to or update zinewiki.com

JULY 13 – Friday the 13th! Make up a zine superstition and share it (skip the 13th issue? Spin 3 times to prevent copier jams or avoid paper cuts? Let your best friend read your zine before anyone else?)

JULY 14 – ValenZines Day! Give yourself some zine love in whatever way it means to you! read zines in a bubble bath? Buy some new scissors? Let your zine friends know you care about them.

JULY 15 – Free Zine Day! Give zines away or leave zines in public place for a stranger to find

JULY 16 – Make a list of reasons you love zines and share it with others

JULY 17 – make a flyer for your zine to trade with others or to send out with zine orders and trades

JULY 18 – Zine trade Day! Ask someone to trade zines

JULY 19 – Send your zine to a distro for consideration in the distro

JULY 20 – Zine Shop Appreciation Day! Visit your local zine shop!

JULY 21 – Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library. Don’t have one in your area? Why not start one?

JULY 22 – Send or drop off your zine to a zine library to be included in their collection

JULY 23 – Order zines from a different zine distro

JULY 24 – Teach yourself a new zine skill like a new binding technique or how to make a 1 page zine

JULY 25 – Send your zine out for review to a website or magazine that does reviews

JULY 26 – Organize your zine collection

JULY 27 -Post online about some of your favorite zines!

JULY 28 – Plan or attend a zine event! Big or tiny!

JULY 29 – Take a photo of you with your zine or zine collection and post it online

JULY 30 – Write a letter or post about your IZM2018

JULY 31 – HallowZine! Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us.


-Read a zine everyday

-Attend or organize a zine event

-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at 24hourzines.com

-Draw a comic a day then release a comic zine

-Write about your progress daily online


it’s time for another set of zine workshops with Confluence Medway at INTRA! the first one is THIS SUNDAY!

Over 3 sessions these monthly workshops will guide you in making your own pamphlet/zine or chapbook. The first workshop will introduce you to what a zine is, the second workshop will be guiding you in getting contents together for your own zine/pamphlet and concentrating on editing and layout. The final workshop will deal with printing it.

Once you have attended these workshops you will be able to use the printing facilities to work on your own zines in our monthly drop-in open afternoon sessions which happen on the same day as the workshop.

You do not have to attend all days – but if not you’ll need to do some homework so you have something ready to print 😉
Places are free but space is limited, so please email if you want to attend. Follow the Confluence page on Facebook for regular updates.

DAY 1 – Sunday 10th June 11am – 2pm
DAY 2 – Sunday 8th July 11am – 2pm
DAY 3 – Saturday 25th August 11am – 2pm

INTRA, 337 – 341 High Street, ME1 1DA Rochester, Medway